Tim Burgess of The Charlatans and Liam Gallagher’s Pretty Green company are auctioning a Gibson Les Paul for charity. It is signed by Burgess and Gallagher as well as members of Mumford & Sons and more, to raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity. It’s also to help The Jon Brookes Fund.
Jon Brookes was The Charlatans’ acclaimed drummer who died in August 2013, aged just 44, from a brain tumour.
Stars who have signed the red Gibson Les Paul include: Liam Gallagher, Andy Bell (Oasis, Beady Eye) Tim Burgess, Mark Collins, Tony Rogers, Martin Blunt (The Charlatans), Pete Salisbury (The Verve), Bonehead (Oasis), James Dean Bradfield (Manic Street Preachers), Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert (Joy Division/New Order), Winston Marshall (Mumford and Sons), plus Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons (The Chemical Brothers).
Burgess got these artists and more involved at the Jon Brookes memorial concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall on October 18. During the show, Liam Gallagher and Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs reunited for the first time in 16 years to play Oasis songs “Live Forever” and “Columbia.”
Bidding on this one-off piece of memorabilia is via eBay, and ends on November 16 and had already reached £3,700 at the time of writing. Bid via eBay. Or you can donate directly to the U.K’s Brain Tumour Charity.
If you didn’t already know, Jon Brookes was a great drummer.